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The Beard Celebrates Don Younger

The Beard invites you to join him tonight at 5pm PST to celebrate the birthday of fellow Revolutionary, Don Younger.

Beard 2005 with Don Younger

The Beard and Don Younger, 2005 

Join your fellow Rogues at one of the Rogue Ales Public Houses, or in spirit as the Beard raises a glass of Younger’s Special Bitter to this legend and friend.

“It’s not about the beer, it’s about the beer.” – Don Younger, 1941-2011




Where In The World Is The Beard?

beard logoToday we find the Beard in a country far, far away from his hometown of Newport, Oregon – a land of fire and ice.

The following photos were taken by amateur drone enthusiasts who risked their personal safety to capture images of the Beard in this exotic locale. Your challenge, should you accept it, is to identify the country and the locations visited by the Beard.

The rules are as follows:

  • Five points for the first person to name the country.
  • Additional points to the first person who identifies the specific locations shown in the photos.
  • The person with the most points wins.

Location 1: The First Among Geysers

Location 1

Three points for naming the geyser.

Location 2: This fishing village is the filming location for a popular mystery television series.

Location 4

Location 5

Three points for naming the village, five points for naming the television show.

Location 3: A national park known for its waterfalls.

Location 3

Three points for naming the park, five points for identifying the waterfall shown in the photo.

Location 4: The biggest mystery of all.

Location 2

In this photo, the Beard is seen hiking to a waterfall famous for rainbows. Five points for naming the waterfall.

Please submit your answers in the comments section below. The contest continues until all the locations are correctly identified. Additional clues may be given after 24 hours, although given the many brilliant minds among the Beard’s followers, we don’t think it will be a problem.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Subject to all 
federal, state and local laws/regulations. Neither the Beard nor his 
affiliates will have any liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses 
or damages of any kind caused by participation in this contest. The 
Beard is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting 
in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or 
transmission or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, 
network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware 
or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate 
transmissions of or failure to receive entry information. If,for any 
reason, the contest is not capable of running as planned for any 
reason the Beard reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or 
suspend the contest and select the winner by random drawing from among 
all eligible entries received from all methods.

Birthday Greetings For The Beard


Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier offers his thanks to the loyal legion of fans and admirers for their good wishes on this, his 61st birthday. The Beard is celebrating with a bottle of Old Crustacean Barleywine which he brewed using the same recipe that earned him the 1988 American Homebrewers Association, Homebrewer of the Year award.

Today, we fondly look back on his place in craft brewing history.

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From New York To Nassau With The Beard


The Beard has returned from his tour of the East Coast and the Bahamas, and thanks his many fans for their warm welcome. During his week long, five-stop tour, the Beard spread the news of the Rogue Grow Your Own Revolution, recruited 1,134 new citizens to Rogue Nation and visited some of the region’s many fine drinking establishments.

The following photos of the Beard’s tour are being released for use by the general public and international media.

The Beard in Central Park.

The Beard in Central Park.

Times Square

Times Square

Alligator wrestling in Cocoa West, Florida.

Wrestling an alligator in Cocoa West, Florida.

Airboat riding in Florida.

Airboat riding in Florida.

Getting a tan on the beach at Nassau, Bahamas.

Getting a tan on the beach at Nassau, Bahamas.

New Stops Added To 2016 Worldwide Tour De Beard


Today, Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier announced major changes to the 2016 Worldwide Tour De Beard.

A longtime highlight of the annual Tour De Beard is the Arthritis Bike Classic Oregon. This year’s ride has a new route, which the Beard has released to facilitate the interests of his loyal legions of fans who are often seen cheering the Beard as he rides through the scenic Oregon countryside.

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The Beard at the beginning of the 2015 Arthritis Bike Classic.

The Beard is pleased with the new route for not only does it take riders along the beautiful Oregon Coast, but also through the heart of the state’s hop growing region.

2016 Arthritis Bike Classic Oregon, September 17th

  • Day One: Portland to Silver Falls State Park
  • Day Two: Silver Falls State Park to Champoeg State Park
  • Day Three: Champoeg State Park to L.L. “Stub” Stewart State Park
  • Day Four: L.L. “Stub” Stewart State Park to Cannon Beach
  • Day Five: Cannon Beach to Pacific City
  • Day Six: Pacific City to Newport

The six-day, 335 mile ride concludes with a celebration at the Rogue Brewery in the Beard’s hometown of Newport, Oregon.

The Beard leading a tour of the Rogue Brewery for PCC riders.

The Beard leading a tour of the Rogue Brewery for his fellow riders.

Anyone who wishes to support the Beard in this cause may contribute through his personal donation page. Last year, the Beard and his supporters raised $3,848. Please join the Beard in the fight against this debilitating disease!

The above information is deemed accurate, but not warranted. Dates and locations may change unexpectedly depending upon unanticipated Acts of God and where the best bar in town is located.

Beards Have Rights Too


Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier stands with subway drivers in Osaka, Japan who are suing for their right to wear beards on the job.

The Beard is opposed to all forms of pogonophobia and supports the rights of the hirsute to full facial expression.

Japanese subway drivers are suing for their right to grow a beard

Say It Ain’t So, Don


beard logoRogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier issued a statement today, renewing his opposition to discrimination against the hirsute community.

He is even more disappointed because the perpetrator of this act was previously one the most famous mustaches in major league baseball.



Meet The Winners Of Rogue’s No-Shave November


beard logoAfter thoughtful and careful consideration, Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier is pleased to announce the winners of the Rogue No-Shave November competition.

Before releasing his decision, the Beard noted that by not shaving for an entire month, and by raising awareness for the No-Shave November fight against cancer, everyone who participated is a winner in the eyes of the Beard.

Each participant was judged according to his before and after photos as shown below.

Best Growth Award

Matt "The Shadow" Evans

Matt “The Shadow” Evans

Best Presentation Award

Bulent "The Turk" Simsek

Bulent “The Turk” Simsek

Naturally Beardy Award

Titus "The Closer" Overturf

Titus “The Closer” Overturf

Creepiest Selfies Award (Tie)

"Big Al" Jorgensen

“Big Al” Jorgensen

Brett "El Jefe" Joyce

Brett “El Jefe” Joyce

The Runners Up

Jim "The Stache" Cline

Jim “The Stache” Cline

AD "The Cleaner" Lewis

AD “The Cleaner” Lewis

Tony "Stare Down" Wyman

Tony “Stare Down” Wyman

Ben "The Shooter" Blair

Ben “The Shooter” Blair

Chris "The Mash" Biszants

Chris “The Mash” Biszants

Brett "Clothing Optional" Angnos

Brett “Clothing Optional” Angnos

German "Crazy Eyes" Martinez

German “Crazy Eyes” Martinez

Derek "The Hat" Johnson

Derek “The Hat” Johnson

Kyle "Shades" Ward

Kyle “Shades” Ward

Mike "Reboot" Leeder

Mike “Reboot” Leeder

Ryan "Go ahead, scratch my beard." Dean

Ryan “Go ahead, scratch my beard.” Dean

Ross "Sheldon" Winkler

Ross “Sheldon” Winkler

The Beard made his own personal contribution with Beard Beer, the official beer of No-Shave November. The Beard personally brews each batch of Beard Beer with yeast that was cultivated from the follicles on his face. During November, proceeds from the sale of Beard Beer were donated to the No-Shave November movement.

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Join The Beard For No-Shave November

Beard Beer No ShaveThe Beard calls upon all his fellow hirsute and pre-hirsute to join him for No-Shave November, a unique way to grow awareness about cancer.

During No-Shave November, participants put away their razors, blades and shaving cream for one month, and let their beards, burns and mustaches grow wild and free. Many cancer patients lose their hair during treatment. In No-Shave November, those who can grow facial hair embrace their hairiness to support for people with cancer and raise money to fund research, education and prevention.

From The Beard, here’s how you can help.

Drink Beard Beer: Beard Beer, made with yeast cultivated from the old-growth follicles of Rogue Brewmaster John “The Beard” Maier is the official beer of No-Shave November. During the month, Rogue Ales will donate proceeds from the sales of Beard Beer to the No-Shave Movement. Find the nearest bottle of Beard Beer using the Rogue Beer Finder.

Don’t Shave: Join the No-Shave Movement online as a rugged individual or put together a team. Sign up here.

Shave: Pogonophobiacs can contribute to a team, a friend, or just make a donation to the cause using No-Shave’s Donation Page.

Go Viral: Tell your story using the #LetItGrow and #BeardBeer hashtags.

The Beard’s old-growth whiskers have remained uncut since 1978. He’s ready for No-Shave November. Are you?

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